The Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff has accused Pakistan's main intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, of having ties with terrorists.
Amidst the uncertainty facing the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an October 15 deadline, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said the United States should remain in the Iran nuclear deal.
McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, declared that it was "bizarre" that Mattis and Dunford did not submit written testimony before the hearing started. Several members expressed concern the USA was wading more deeply into a conflict at great expense without prospects for long-term success.
USA officials said that the United States will send about 3,500 additional troops to Afghanistan.
"After 16 years, should the taxpayers of America be satisfied that we are still in a stalemate?"
Mattis said that Pakistan has a "convoluted history" with terrorism and that there is no doubt that terrorists and militant groups have used the nation as a haven to conduct attacks in other countries, and not just in Afghanistan.
Mattis further said he would be traveling to Islamabad soon, but did not give more details. This is totally unacceptable. "If not, I'll go back in" to ask Trump for additional troops.
The Washington Examiner reports the new rules of engagement are going to be a complaint to another change in strategy, which will put USA forces closer to the front lines.
Last month, the Pentagon, after long insisting that 8,400 troops were deployed in Afghanistan, admitted that it actually has about 11,000 troops there.
Yankees host Twins in AL wild-card game
As the playoffs get underway, we take a look at what to expect when two of baseball's best stories collide in the Bronx tonight . AL MVP hopeful Aaron Judge headlines the crew, which also includes Tuesday's starter Luis Severino and catcher Gary Sanchez .
"The enemy [Taliban] is under pressure, they have a loss of leadership and have become increasingly fractious", Mr Mattis said.
People of Afghanistan, he said, have come to have "a deep and abiding affection" for the Indian people.
United States believes that Pakistan can have strong economic benefits from India if it carries out its worldwide responsibilities and brings an end to any kind of terror havens on its soil.
Still, both Dunford and Mattis said they're willing to work with Pakistan "one more time" before taking punitive measures against the country.
Senators at their hearing also raised a concern that few specifics have been revealed about the Trump administration's plans to change the USA strategy in Pakistan.
According to Mattis, the new strategy by the administration "has been welcomed nearly uniformly by leaders in the South Asia region, as well as by the 39 countries contributing troops to the NATO-led campaign". "It's in all their best interests", he said in response to a question from Senator Joni Ernest.
Tim Kaine - a chance to wade into the weeds of the Afghanistan situation.
We'll have all the news from the event live as it happens, so tune in starting at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Wednesday, October 4. These press renders give us a good look at both the front and rear of these phones and confirm some features as well.
The standoff has entered a new, more risky phase since then as Kim and Trump have exchanged personal insults and threats of war. As Tillerson stated, the U.S. and the DPRK governments communicate directly over the issue of "nuclear and missile tests".
Knecht says the driver of the vehicle then got out and "viciously" stabbed the officer several times with a knife before fleeing. A vehicle rammed a police blockade before a knifeman leapt out and stabbed a police officer in Edmonton in Canada .
Auburn and Ole Miss will kick off at 11 a.m. on October 7 at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the SEC announced Monday morning. They've certainly responded and played really, really well. "Defensively, they're tough to run against".
Eagles key defensive players Jordan Hicks and Rodney McLeod , are listed as questionable and are expected to play on Sunday. The 14-point loss to the Chiefs is their worst loss during that span, and five of games were decided by 7 points or less.
The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas left Republican-backed bills to loosen gun rules facing an uncertain future. At the moment, the House is also set to vote on legislation that would make gun silencers more accessible .
"Body of one of the terrorists has been found with his identity yet to ascertained", said Director General of Police SP Vaid. Khan said around seven to eight members of the group are still at large and some of them are still active in south Kashmir.
In this respect, Eisen believes that there is "no chance whatsoever [that Hamas will agree to disarm]". But we are determined to tackle every issue and solve it in the best interest of our national cause.
Victory in fifth match is quite needful for the foes so as to prove that they're one of the strongest cricket teams in the world. It was a change of roles for the openers though, with Rahane leading the charge while Rohit Sharma took his time to settle down.
Iran has ordered a fuel embargo on the Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to Iranian state news agency IRNA. Baghdad has closed Kurdish airspace and vowed to take control of the autonomous region's external borders.
Kids' federal health insurance funds expire
I mean we have certainly seen the children's health insurance plan play an important role in children's access to health coverage. It helps states support children whose parents are not eligible for Medicaid, but can not afford insurance for their children.
U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats
US officials had previously refrained from calling it "attacks", instead using the vague language of "incidents". The Associated Press reported that Cuban official called the American response "irresponsible", and "hasty".
PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update
In partnership with Capital One, Sony will be introducing its new PlayStation credit card for all fans of the gaming console. The packaging for the refreshed headset will also be slightly different, with a new product image that shows the changes.
Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death
The minister continued that the assailant ran toward soldiers who were rushing to the scene and was shot just outside the station. Regional police chief, Olivier de Mazieres, said the attack took place at Saint-Charles station at 1:45 pm (1145 GMT) on Sunday .
Kim Jong-nam death: Women plead not guilty
The two were charged along with four North Korean men under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty. Defence lawyers are convinced the real culprits have left Malaysia and that the women's innocence will be proven in court.